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House with a Sunken Courtyard

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ISBN-10: 1564789136

ISBN-13: 9781564789136

Edition: 2013

Authors: Kim Won-Il, Ji-moon Suh

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An occasionallyterrifying and always vivid portrayal of what it was like to live as a refugeeimmediately after the end of the Korean War. This novel is based on theauthor’s own experience in his early teens in Daegu, in 1954, and depicts sixfamilies that survive the hard times together in the same house, weathering thetiny conflicts of interest and rivalries that spring up in such close quarters,but nonetheless offering one another sympathy and encouragement as fellow sufferersof the same national misfortune: brothers and sisters in privation.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 11/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

In 1942 Kim Won-il was born in Chinyong, South Kyongsang Province. He published his first collection of stories, Soul of Darkness, in 1973 and it won the Hyundai Munhak Literary Prize in 1974. His first full-length novel, Twilight, was published in 1978. A novelist with more than two dozen novels to his credit, Kim's primary subject is the tragic circumstances surrounding the division of Korea.